Tuesday, January 15, 2008

What a Difference 5Kms Make

Overheard in Castle Towers this lunchtime . . 40 something mother speaking to a 8-10 year old outside a cafe:

"Darling this one will be fine! Of course they sell double skim chai latte!"

Heard a few weeks prior, same age groups at Blacktown Westfield on escalator:

"Shuttup Kylie and drink yer fuckin' Coke before I belt ya!"

11 comments:

Ryan said...

Scary isn't it. 5km.

grannymar said...

Baino if you were in Dublin you would need an interpreter to translate the same snippet of conversation; it would be twice as long as every second word would begin with F!

Brianf said...

I find it amazing that parents allow their kids to drink coffee. then again I find it amazing how some parents allow their kids to act in public.

steph said...

Baino Daa-ling

Grannymar's right as always.

If you were in Dublin you would have heard... "Would youse shut the f*ck up, Jacinta and f*ckin' drink yer f*ckin' Coke before I f*ckin' kill youse!"

But we've plenty of the SUV brigade as well!

Anonymous said...

That's what you get from a nation of convicts ...

Baino said...

Ryan: Yep! But you know it's true! The kid asking for a Chai Latte was yesterday .. I couldn't believe my ears, she was protesting because she thought the cafe next to the old cinemas didn't sell them and mummy was trying to convince her otherwise.

GM: I can't understand what half the Irish say anyway so the expletives are probably all I'd recognise. And I thought Dublin was a nice place to visit!

Brianf: Welcome back. Well they're allowed to drink Coke an Pepsi, what's the difference?

Steph: Thanks for explaining . . .now it's PERFECTLY clear!

Anonymous: Pffft. Enough of the Mongrel Convict theory. That was a long time ago. More a sign of polarising social inequality.

Baino said...

Um none of you found it amazing that an 8 year old knows what a double skim chai latte is? I think I found that more disturbing!

steph said...

What is a double whatsit latte anyway? Why can't people just drink decent coffee and forget the fancy names?

Or as they'd say in Dublin...

What the f*ck is it then, youse f*ckin' smart arse? :-D

Brian Damage said...

Yeah you hear these fools in the Bagel Factory or Insomnia muttering stuff about tall skinny mochiattos and stuff like that.

Just give me a Miller any day.

Anonymous said...

I can only imagine "double skim" has something to do with WEIGHT LOSS!?! My kids get told there is plenty to drink in the fridge at home HAHA.

Terence McDanger said...

Best one I ever heard in Dublin - sorry if I blogged it already - was a skanger mother bellowing up the street after her feral twins. "He-urrrr! Dolce and Gabb-a-naaaaaaa, come back he-urrrrrr yis litt-el fuckers yis!"

Oh dear.